The Scandal of Adaptation

deadline for submissions: 
May 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Taking its cue from Lawrence Venuti's work on the scandal of translation, the ways that translations of texts originally produced in other languages carry the power to affront the norms and assumptions of both source and target languages and cultures, this roundtable for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's conference, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, 13–15 November 2020, welcomes submissions on either particularly scandalous adaptations or the scandal of adaptation generally. Since most of the panel's time will be reserved for discussion, prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentations running from 5 to 10 minutes, along with a brief biography and any A/V requests to Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware, at by 25 May 2020.